Dates for your Diary

Hi Everyone,

We have some dates of upcoming events in Grenville Gardens, hope to see you there 😀

Dates For Your Diary

All events are free and we provide equipment too!

  • Saturday 19th May, 12-3pm:  Shrub planting for all, and art workshop for kids.
  • Sunday 20th May, 2-5pm: First Sunday Gardening Club of the summer
  • Sunday 17th June, 2-5pm: Sunday Gardening Club
  • Sunday 24th June, 11-1pm: Jo Cox Memorial event – Picnic, face painting, and a lot of fun
  • Sunday 15th July, 2-5pm: Sunday Gardening Club
  • Sunday 19th August, 2-5pm: Sunday Gardening Club
  • Sunday 16th September, 2-5pm: Sunday Gardening Club
  • Sunday 21st October, 2-5pm: Sunday Gardening Club.

Hope to see everyone soon 😀

Green Flag Press Release

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KEEP BRITAIN TIDY NEWS RELEASE

Grenville Gardens is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

 July 18, 2017

Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect Green Flag Award

Grenville Gardens in Grenville Road, N19 4EH has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

The park  is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious  Green Flag Community Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Grenville Gardens has been a children’s play park  for many years but from 2011 a Friends of Group was formed with the help of Islington Council, London.  Together FROGG (Friends of Grenville Gardens) and the council have upgraded and improved the area.  In 2012 a community veg box scheme was designed and built which then appeared as part of London Open House in 2013 and 2014.

Chair of FROGG, Sarah Roth said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Community Award for the first time (the only park in Islington this year) and to be one of only 273 parks nationwide receiving this honour.

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Grenville Gardens to such a high standard.

“The park has become much loved as a local gathering place for families and residents.  Veg box holders  have had fun learning how to grow their own veg.  Everyone agrees it has made a real difference to the sociability and pride in their neighbourhood.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”

FROGG held a very successful event in honour of Jo Cox on 18 June.  Leader of Islington Council Richard Watts planted a white rose.  A flag raising event is being planned as well as bulb planting and other activities.

PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE

SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://frogweb.wordpress.com

https://facebok.com/Friendsofgrenvillegardens

https://nextdoor.co.uk/events/england/london/picnic-in-grenville-gardens-n19-4eh-17592186081626

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Green Flag Award

We won the Green Flag Award!!!

We’re the only park in Islington to receive this Community Award 😀
Congratulations to everyone involved, will post the press release as soon as I get it  
(in picture.. Sarah Roth, Julian Evens and Chris Collins)

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Rebecca’s Pavlova Recipe

We thought at the picnic that people might like to share all kinds of delights and info, not just on gardening, and this Pavlova was so scrumptious that we all agreed it should be included. So here it is…

You will need:

  • 6 Egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups Caster Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour
  • greased foil or baking sheet

Eggs must be room temperature. Make sure the bowl and utensils are completely dry and grease free, and separating whites do them one at a time so if any yolk gets in you can discard just 1 egg and not all of them (there must not be ANY yolk in the whites):

6 eggs whites, beat them until peaks form, slowly add 1 1/2 cups of caster sugar, it can take ages but let it keep mixing and then when done add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of cornflour. Quickly beat (very quick). Spread onto greased foil or baking sheet, making sure the sides are higher (to hold fruit and cream).

Put in oven at 200c for 10 mins, then turn oven to 110c for one hour. Then turn oven off and do not open the oven door.Leave in the oven to cool, even overnight is fine.

Top with whipped double cream and fruits of your choice (summer berries are nice)

🙂 A big Thank You To Rebecca and Gail for the recipe 🙂

Jo Cox Memorial Picnic Yesterday

We would just like to thank everyone that came out for the memorial picnic yesterday, it was a lot of fun for everyone, adults and children alike. We would also like to share some of the photo’s our ‘Tech Girl’ took on the day, along with some from the lovely Sky Crockford.

 

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A walk in the park

A short walk around Grenville Gardens on a summer day…

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From the main entrance

18447149_968518126624545_2096846025907004045_nFrom the entrance on Grenville Road

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community vegetable boxes.

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Play area

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We hope you enjoy the park 🙂

Welcome To FROGG!

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As the title says, Welcome to Frogg!

Frogg, or The Friends of Grenville Gardens, are a group of volunteers that help to maintain a public park and gardens which has been redeveloped for the benefit of the local community, to include a renovated children’s play area and opportunities for community gardening, including accessible raised beds for vegetable growing.

We hope you come and join us and enjoy the park.